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Saturday, January 15, 2005

A&F spends more money for one campaign shoot than Meisel will do in 5 years of Vogue Italia studio photography:

VACATIONERS at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, more than they bargained for when photographer Bruce Weber arrived last week with an entourage of 100 models, stylists and assistants for the latest Abercrombie & Fitch shoot. Weber rented the home of Mikhail Baryshnikov but partied with his crew Tuesday his cut-offs looking like a reggae Santa and accompanied by his "healer" from Iran...
Fashion Rio is over, and the SP shows won't start for another week or so. Gisele gave several interviews while in the Copa Palace pool (she made a really stealth appearance at the show venue and nobody got any off-runway pics) and mentioned that she won't be at the Rio carnival, but she will show up in Sao Paulo. She partied with Testino and Co before leaving Rio the next day, on a Colcci-chartered jet for NYC. The last FW day included appearances by Michelle Alves, Leticia Birkheuer and voluptuous Swiss mod Nadine Strittmatter.
Cintia Dicker won't be at the SP shows, she is now in Miami shooting for H&M and L'Oreal (that should be interesting !!) As for Paris Couture, she "is not into long dresses". Well, K Kurkova once told Valentino his Couture fashions reminded her of "hootchie moma pants" - this stuff is too complicated for teen mods !!!
Rianne Ten Haken wasn't really noticed since Gisele and Naomi stole the early headlines, but she is already booked for Valentino and Lacroix and enjoyed the Brazilian beaches anyway. No news yet about who Testino was shooting in Rio - except an ed with some new 40 Graus agency models for V magazine.

I was checking out the SI Swimsuit 2004 DVD - available on the net, for those who are into downloading stuff - Ana Beatriz went to Cody, Wyoming, which she described as "big mountains, no discos". Sums up the place.
Other factoids - Fernanda Motta looks 10 times better on video than she does in photos. One of their "Fresh Faces" winner was Michelle Lombardo - wasn't she with Elite Models?


At 1/16/2005 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

testino was dining with a blonde mod who looked big but who i couldn't name (i'm actually only good with the names of the mods i personally like!). she's almost certainly one of the girls he was shooting with.

i was also briefly at the same table as another blonde mod who i was told is dutch and very big - actually she is definitely one of the biggest in the world, and as soon as i figure out who it is i'll let you know - she might have been shooting with testino as well. she's over 6 ft tall and has relatively wide-spaced eyes.

i wish i hadn't left rio last night! i bet i know where gisele was hanging out! oh well...


At 1/16/2005 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm really not sure, but it might have been this girl hanging at that table:


At 1/16/2005 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Rianne Ten Haken!


At 1/16/2005 10:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks abby! thanks to your ID i looked her up ( and confirmed that it was definitely her hanging out at the table i was at last week in rio. she was with production people who were organizing whatever shoot she was doing... i was with people from a rival production team. all i can say is this: she is UNBELIEVABLE in person.

maybe testino was shooting with her too?


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